New York Racing Association

Y2K Compliance

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) is a not-for-profit organization that is franchised by New York State to operate the Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga racetracks. NYRA uses four automated information systems to produce and control information used in the promotion of pari-mutuel betting at the racetracks, to maintain information relating to the performance of horses, jockeys, trainers and owners, and to provide various financial services supporting NYRA's business operations. We conducted a review to assess whether NYRA appears to be taking the necessary steps to address year 2000 problems for these four automated systems. The results of our review show that NYRA is taking many of the steps necessary to address these problems. However, formal contingency plans are needed for three of the systems to ensure that services are not disrupted if data processing difficulties are encountered in relation to the year 2000.

For a complete copy of Report 99-Y-40 click here.